Gareth Southgate hailed Ollie Watkins' "fairytale" England debut after the Aston Villa striker scored in a 5-0 win against San Marino.
Manchester City ended an 18-year wait to beat Liverpool at Anfield in style with a 4-1 win on Sunday to take a firm grip on the Premier League title race.
Gabriel Jesus opened the scoring after a mistake from Burnley keeper Nick Pope and Raheem Sterling grabbed the second before half-time as Manchester City beat Burnley 2-0.
Premier League: Southampton crashed to their second defeat in 10 league games, when they faced Southampton.
Manchester City climbed into the Premier League's top four on Saturday, easing past Fulham 2-0 as fans prepared to return to the English top-flight for the first time in nine months.
England boss Gareth Southgate hinted several times during the recent international break, that some players faced pressure from their clubs to withdraw from his squad.
England gained revenge for two defeats when the sides met at the 2018 World Cup, as Marcus Rashford's penalty and Mason Mount's deflected winner, earned all three points for the Three Lions.
Manchester-born playmaker Cole Palmer slotted into Pep Guardiola's midfield alongside Kevin De Bruyne and showed his creative abilities.
Pep Guardiola admitted it was vital to keep a clean-sheet as League Cup holders Manchester City got back on track with a 3-0 win against Burnley, while Manchester United joined their rivals in the quarter-finals after beating Brighton 3-0 on Wednesday.
With Manchester City trailing 1-2, Raheem Sterling somehow managed to put the ball over with the goal gaping having been teed up by Ilkay Gundogan.
Against all expectations, Lyon who finished seventh in the curtailed French season, find themselves through to a Champions League semi-final against Bayern Munich.
Pep Guardiola warned Manchester City that the straight knockout format of the Champions League final stages in Lisbon means being favourites counts for little.
Pep Guardiola's Manchester City will take on Lyon in the quarterfinal of the Champions League on Saturday.
Watford goalkeeper Ben Foster admitted the Hornets' confidence is "crazy low" as they slipped into the relegation zone with one game of the Premier League season to go.
Black Lives Matter was also emblazoned on the back of shirts instead of player names.
Raheem Sterling has been speaking out amid the worldwide Black Lives Matter protests that followed the death of George Floyd while in police custody in the US.
Raheem Sterling contrasted the managerial paths of Steven Gerrard and Frank Lampard to equally experienced black players who have been compelled to start much lower down the ladder.